Spitzer Space Telescope

Mission Characteristics

Lifetime: 2003-present
Wavelength: 3-180 µm
Area Coverage: Targeted
Instruments:
  • Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), covering bands centered at 3.6, 4.5, 5.8 and 8.0 µm
  • Infrared Spectrograph (IRS), a low and moderate resolution spectrograph spanning 5.2 to 38 µm
  • Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS), covering bands centered nominally at 24, 70, and 160 µm
Science Products Generated:
  • Raw, calibrated and post-calibration data from IRAC, IRS and MIPS
  • Spitzer Legacy, Exploration Science, and contributed data
Funding Agency: NASA
Canonical Papers: Spitzer Mission - Werner et al. (2004)
Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) - Fazio et al. (2004)
Infrared Spectrograph (IRS) - Houck et al. (2004)
Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer (MIPS) - Rieke et al. (2004)
Details on how to acknowledge Spitzer data and/or funding are provided in the documentation.

IRSA Services - Spitzer Space Telescope

Spitzer Heritage Archive Interface to the Spitzer Heritage Archive, providing access to all publicly available data from the cryogenic mission.
Spitzer Documentation Documentation for all aspects of the Spitzer cryogenic mission.
Spitzer Catalog Queries Access Spitzer Enhanced Imaging Products Tables and Legacy Catalogs.
Image Cutouts Generate cutout FITS (and JPEG) images from Spitzer image collections.

Need a Good Short Name for this Special Stuff Table

Spitzer Enhanced Imaging Products Super Mosaics and Source List for the Spitzer cryogenic mission.

Spitzer Legacy/Exploration Science Programs - Galactic Data Sets

C2D: From Molecular Cores to Planet-Forming Disks Spatial queries on the C2D Legacy Enhanced images, spectra and catalogs (using Atlas).
A Spitzer Legacy Survey of the Cygnus-X Complex Spatial queries on the Cygnus-X Legacy Enhanced images, spectra and catalogs (using Atlas).
FEPS: The Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems Spatial queries on the FEPS Legacy Enhanced images, spectra and catalogs (using Atlas).
GLIMPSE: Galactic Legacy Infrared Midplane Survey Extraordinaire Spatial queries on the GLIMPSE Legacy Enhanced images (using Atlas).
MIPSGAL: A 24 and 70 Micron Survey of the Inner Galactic Disk with MIPS Spatial queries on the MIPSGAL Legacy Enhanced images (using Atlas).
Taurus 2: Finishing the Spitzer Map of the Taurus Molecular Clouds Spatial queries on the Taurus Legacy Enhanced images and catalog (using Atlas).
SASS: Spitzer Archive of Stellar Spectra Spatial queries on the SASS Legacy Enhanced spectra and catalog (using Atlas).

Spitzer Legacy/Exploration Science Programs - Extragalactic Data Sets

5MUSES: 5 mJy Unbiased Spitzer Extragalactic Survey Spatial queries on the 5MUSES Legacy Enhanced spectra (using Atlas).
CLASH: Cluster Lensing And Supernova survey with Hubble Access CLASH Spitzer images and catalogs. (using Atlas).
FIDEL: Far-Infrared Deep Extragalactic Legacy Survey Spatial queries on the FIDEL Legacy Enhanced images (using Atlas).
GOALS: Great Observatories All-sky LIRG Survey Spatial queries on the GOALS Legacy Enhanced images and spectra (using Atlas).
GOODS: Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey - Spitzer and Ancillary Data Spatial queries on the GOODS Legacy Enhanced images and catalogs (using Atlas).
LVL: Spitzer Local Volume Legacy Survey Spatial queries on the LVL observations (using Atlas).
SAGE: Surveying the Agents of a Galaxy's Evolution Spatial queries on the SAGE Legacy Enhanced images (using Atlas).
SAGE-Spec: The Life Cycle of Dust and Gas in the Large Magellanic Cloud Spatial queries on the SAGE-Spec Legacy Enhanced spectra (using Atlas).
SAGE-SMC: Surveying the Agents of Galaxy Evolution in the Tidally-Disrupted, Low-Metallicity Small Magellanic Cloud Spatial queries on the SAGE-SMC Legacy Enhanced images (using Atlas).
SDWFS: Spitzer Deep, Wide-Field Survey Access to SDWFS image and catalog data. (using Atlas).
SEP: Spitzer MIPS 24 and 70 micron Imaging of the South Ecliptic Pole Access to SEP image and catalog data. (using Atlas).
SERVS: Spitzer Extragalactic Representative Volume Survey Access to SERVS image and catalog data. (using Atlas).
SIMPLE: Spitzer IRAC/MUSYC Public Legacy Survey in the Extended Chandra Deep Field South Access to SIMPLE image and catalog data. (using Atlas).
SINGS: The Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxies Survey - Spitzer and Ancillary Data Spatial queries on the SINGS Legacy Enhanced images and spectra (using Atlas).
SpUDS: Spitzer Public Legacy Survey of the UKIDSS Ultra Deep Survey Access to SpUDS image data. (using Atlas).
SSDF: The SPT-Spitzer Deep Field Spatial queries on the SSDF Exploration Science Enhanced images (using Atlas).
SSGSS: The Spitzer SDSS Galaxy Spectroscopic Survey Spatial queries on the SSGSS Legacy Enhanced spectra (using Atlas).
S4G: The Spitzer Survey of Stellar Structure in Galaxies Spatial queries on the S4G Exploration Science Enhanced images and models (using Atlas).
S5: The Spitzer SDSS Statistical Spectroscopic Survey Spatial queries on the S5 Legacy Enhanced spectra (using Atlas).
SWIRE: Spitzer Wide-area InfraRed Extragalactic Survey Spatial queries on the SWIRE Legacy Enhanced images (using Atlas).
S-COSMOS: Spitzer Coverage of the Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS) field Access to S-COSMOS image and catalog data.

Spitzer First Look Survey (FLS)

Spitzer FLS Spitzer and ancillary data for the First Look Survey.

Frontier Fields

Frontier Fields Spitzer imaging of the Frontier Fields.

Contributed Data Sets

MIPS Local Galaxies Spitzer MIPS data on nearby galaxies.
Abell 1763 Spitzer and ancillary data on the galaxy cluster Abell 1763.
ELFLock: The Eureka Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Far-Infrared Lockman Hole Map Download the ELFLock map of 160µm background radiation, or generate cutout FITS and JPEG images.
LH: Lockman Hole 2MASS 6x Ancillary Data Spatial queries on deep 2MASS observations of the Lockman Hole region (using Atlas).

Spitzer Science Center Links

Spitzer Science Center (SSC)
Legacy Programs
SSC First Look Survey (FLS)
SSC Data Archives and Analysis